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Yesterday at Westray

Yesterday at Westray Into the deep, they trudged along. ‘To feed their families, they must be strong. A decent wage is all they desired. A place to work until they retired. Retired they did in a tragic way, On that cold and unforgettable day. They knew, and were told; the mine was unsafe. But profit […]

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Day of Mourning

Here is a list of Day of Mourning events across Nova Scotia with UPDATES (note the Lunenburg event is now on Friday April 28th): Halifax 11 a.m. – Friday April 28th Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) grounds (inside if weather doesn’t permit). Wreath laying invited. For information: Joan Wark NS Federation of Labour 902.454.6735 joan@nslabour.ca […]

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Administrative Professionals’ Week

Happy Administrative Professionals Week, The NSGEU represents over 7,000 Administrative Professionals who keep organizations across the province running smoothly. Administrative Professionals work in the Civil Service, health care, school boards, universities, colleges, NSLC, tourism, housing authorities, pension services, and more. They hold a great degree of responsibility in their daily activities and include: research, accounting, and […]

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Changes to E.I. Waiting Period

This article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the Union Stand. On January 1, 2017 the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period was shortened from two weeks to one week. The reduction of the waiting period applies to all types of EI benefits—regular, fishing, sickness, maternity, parental, compassionate care, parents of critically ill children, and […]

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Local 470 & 1670 Survey Findings

Dear members of Locals 470 and 1670, With pending legalization of marijuana in Canada, NSGEU has been working to determine  the best model for distribution and sales in Nova Scotia. As part of this project we undertook two surveys in early 2017 to gauge opinions of both our membership and the general public. Before taking […]

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Honouring one of our own

This article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the Union Stand. NSGEU Local 104 is proud to feature one of our members, Johnena Kennedy, a community outreach worker who is a very involved union activist and this year’s recipient of the Dr. M.A. Mian Award. This award was presented to her at the 2016 […]

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NSGEU Member Bursaries

The following have been selected by the NSGEU Education Committee and Ratified by the NSGEU Board of Directors to receive awards.     Last Name First Name Local Award 1 Baker Kaitlin 58 $  1,000.00 2 Bennett Patti 193 $  1,000.00 3 Chauder Sherry 100 $  1,000.00 4 Durkee-Baird Sarah 267B $  1,000.00 5 Ehler […]

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Local 20 – NS Hearing & Speech Centres Leadership Opportunities with Your Union!

  Good afternoon, There are a number of leadership positions to be elected for Local 20, as per the NSGEU’s constitution. The union is now putting out a call for Local 20 members with an interest in sitting on one (or more) of the following committees, councils, or the Local executive.  Aside from general training […]

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